Sweet Fern - Comptonia peregrina - has an aromatic bright earthy green herbal flavour that is great for infusions, in teas and is an excellent component of some of the best Canadian Gins available. Avoid steeping sweet fern for too long as it does contain a mild bitterness. Native to Ontario, Quebec and eastern Canada and the USA it is a hearty plant often growing near pine forests. Paired with other herbs or flavours such as juniper, blueberry or honey, sweetfern has a remarkable flavour that holds up well along with other strong flavours. Email forbes@wildfoods to buy Forbes Wild Foods sweet fern in bulk quantities.